Driving Without a Valid Driver's Licence

DriveSmartBC LogoA reader has asked "What would happen to me if I was caught driving without a drivers licence?" It is a question that will expose serious consequences for you and the owner of the vehicle you are driving if it is not your own. I will confine my answer to the situation where you don't have a driver's licence either because you did not get one, it was expired or you did not have it properly reinstated after a suspension or prohibition.

Fire Prevention Week - October 3 to 9, 2021

Sparky the Fire DogThe theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is "Learn the Sounds of Safety." Knowing the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make and knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. It's important that when an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you take action. It's also the time to replace the battery in your smoke detector.

Driver's Licence Restrictions

DriveSmartBC LogoMy girls attend high school and daily I watch as many of these students fill their cars with friends while displaying the "N" reports a reader. They go on to say that they spoke to their girls about this and the girls said that these young people just ignore that stipulation because no one checks and it is a nuisance being allowed to only carry one passenger.

Elementary Road Safety

Parachute LogoWe all get excited when one of our children is hit by a driver and demand that something is done immediately to make sure that it never happens again. The intersection of Moilliet Street and Despard Avenue is one example. That news story says "this particular intersection has been a growing concern parents and the school have raised with the City of Parksville. They claim it has become more dangerous with ongoing construction."

Back to School

DriveSmartBC LogoWe place a high value on our children and signify that with school and playground zones. Traffic is required to slow to the lowest speed limit that we normally post and drivers are expected to pay more attention than usual. Students must get to and from school safely. Having said that, sometimes the greatest danger in a school zone is presented by parents and teachers.

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